Welcome to Florida Genealogy
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and
placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
Our goal is to provide free Florida genealogical data for researchers. We understand
how the difficulties in the genealogy world can impact your search for ancestors. We are
a dedicated group of volunteers committed to keep genealogy free. It's your history, so
why pay for it? All data is located here within these sites.
Join us in our efforts by being a host of one of our county sites.
If you would like to join our group and become the host of any of our counties, please
visit our Volunteer
(A desire to transcribe data and basic webpage skills are necessary)
We regret that we have no time to perform personal research
All data we come across will be added to our websites, so please keep checking
Florida Historical Facts
Named by Juan Ponce de León, who landed on the coast of
Florida on April 2, 1513
Florida had been inhabited for thousands of years before
any European settlements. Of the many indigenous peoples, the largest known were the Ais, the Apalachee, the Calusa,
the Timucua and the Tocobago tribes
Florida became a United States territory by the terms
of the Adams-Onís Treaty in 1821
In 1822, the Territory of Florida was divided into 4 counties: St.
John and Duval Counties in the east and Escambia and Jackson Counties in the west.
On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America
On January 10, 1861, before the
formal outbreak of the Civil War, Florida seceded from the Union
The capital is Tallahassee and the largest city is Jacksonville. The largest metropolitan area and major cultural
center of the state is Miami.